Ukraine rebels mark Soviet holiday for defenders of `fatherland`

Thousands of men and women gathered on Lenin square in east Ukraine`s main rebel-held city Donetsk on Monday to celebrate a Soviet-era holiday and pay hommage to their fallen fighters.

Vatican arrests Femen activist who bared breasts in St Peter's Square

The Vatican said on Friday it had arrested a member of women`s rights group Femen who on Christmas Day bared her breasts and grabbed a statue of the baby Jesus from a nativity scene in front of thousands of people in St. Peter`s Square.

Christmas pilgrims gather in Bethlehem after hard year

Pilgrims from across the world descended on Jesus's birthplace in Bethlehem on Wednesday to begin the global celebration of Christmas after a violence-plagued year brought suffering to many Middle Eastern Christians.

20 percent Brit kids believe Jesus is Chelsea footballer

A new survey has revealed that around 20 percent kids believe that Jesus is a Chelsea footballer or many other think that he is an astronaut.

Controversial book makes new claim about `married` Jesus

 A new book was launched in London on Wednesday claiming to have fresh evidence that Jesus married and had children with Mary Magdalene, but it drew derision from some quarters.

Pope to go to Turin to view burial shroud icon

The Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus, will go back on public display next year.

Sir Elton John says Jesus would have supported gay marriage

Sir Elton John, who has planned to marry his civil partner David Furnish next year, has claimed that Jesus would have been a supporter of gay marriage.

`Seeing Jesus in toast` phenomenon perfectly normal

Researchers have found that the phenomenon of `face pareidolia` - where onlookers report seeing images of Jesus, Virgin Mary, or Elvis in objects such as toasts, shrouds, and clouds is normal and based on physical causes.

Scroll that mentions Jesus` wife is ancient: Scientists

An ancient piece of papyrus that contains a mention of Jesus` wife is not a forgery, according to a scientific analysis of the controversial text, US researchers said today.

Lady Gaga strips while reincarnating Jesus, Gandhi and MJ in new raunchy video

Lady Gaga`s new single `G.U.Y`s video has the singer cavorting with multiple partners, simulate masturbation, and strip to her birthday suit, she has also bizarrely resurrected Michael Jackson, Jesus, and Gandhi.

Lighting costs Rio`s iconic Christ statue tip of thumb

The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city`s most recognizable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightening, a report said .

Sudarsan Pattnaik`s 35-feet-high sand Jesus eyes Limca glory

Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Tuesday created a sculpture of Jesus Christ on the beach of Puri, his home town in Odisha, on the eve of Christmas.

Jesus` teachings can help end war, conflict: Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said following Jesus Christ`s teachings could eliminate war and conflict in the world and thereby help establish durable peace.

Relic believed to be a piece of Jesus` cross found

Turkish archaeologists excavating an old church site have unearthed a stone chest which they claim contains a relic that may be part of the cross on which Jesus was crucified.

Justin Bieber gets `Jesus` tattoo

Singer Justin Bieber has added another inking to his growing collection of body art.

Brit scholar slams papyrus text that claimed Jesus had wife as `fake`

The papyrus has sparked debate among academics but Watson believes it to be a forgery.

`Jesus was married` claim a ‘forgery’

Historical experts have slammed claims made in a newly discovered ancient papyrus, which suggests that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.

Pope to publish book on Jesus

Pope Benedict XVI will publish a new book in December on the childhood of Jesus.

Harvard not yet publishing claims Jesus had wife

Divinity school Prof Karen King announced the papyrus fragment was the only existing ancient text in which Jesus explicitly talks of having a wife.

Jesus was crucified on Friday April 3, 33 AD

A study on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea has revealed the exact date of Jesus’ crucifixion, which has been debated for years.